There is lot's to report so lets get right on with it.
Today (13th July) the Press and Journal
reports on Anne's attempts to have the government overturn the forthcoming ban on the prescription of Co-proxamol. Hmm, sounds vaguely familiar. Ah yes, Anne's second question in this post from 25th of June
explains why. I do wish these professional journalist types would at least try to keep up. Honestly, I don't know, reporters today...
Yesterday, Anne participated in a debate on Women and Pensions
. The debate was held in Westminster Hall
, an informal debating chamber.
Anne appears determined to address the difficulties experienced by women in the current pension system. She has previously expressed her views and concerns here
Anne also spoke in the debate on the threatened closure of the Aberdeen Met Office
. The blog has been following this story
with interest. The decision is in the hands of Don Touhig who said this:
I have started the 90-day consultation. I am inviting everyone and his uncle to take part so that we have their views. That is the best way to proceed. At the end of the day, I will have to consider the options and come forward with a proposal.
If you are everyone, or indeed their uncle, you can send your views to the Minister via the contact details in this blog post
. The Press and Journal
has scooped the blog by a matter of many hours on this one.
OK, we'll call it a draw.
Sadly, the blog's request for opinions
on the Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill did not elicit any responses. For the record, Anne voted in support of the bill
. The bill has now been passed back to the Lords. Further information on the bill is available from the BBC
for anyone interested.
Finally, and actually unrelated to Anne, it may interest you to know that someone has taken the time and trouble to add this word
to the glossary of parliamentary terms on theyworkforyou. I believe a BOOM! might be in order.